Dileep might have had a brief respite in the sensational Malayalam actress assault case, with his bail materialising a good 85 days down the line and his most recent and very controversial release, ‘Ramaleela,’ working well at the box-office.
The actor has also been supported by some serious goodwill and support from his immensely loyal fans and even industry insiders. However, this phase very well might be short-lived, as the actor is all poised to be named first accused in the high-profile case, above current accused Pulsar Suni.
Dileep, who’s eleventh accused in the case at the moment, is believed to have been the mastermind behind the crime, and triggered by alleged personal vendetta.
Reportedly, the PM's office has directed that the case must now be investigated by the Chief Secretary.
This development is allegedly after a FEFKA member, Saleem, approached the PM, asking for his intervention to get ‘justice’ o Dileep.
The high court had imposed many restrictions on Dileep, severely warning him against trying to influence witnesses or tampering evidence. Main accused Pulsar Suni is still in the custody of the state police.
The incident had occurred on February 17, when the actress was traveling to Kochi from her house in Thrissur. A gang had followed her in a tempo traveler and hit her vehicle from behind when it reached Athani near Nedumbassery.
The gang members then reportedly entered her car by force and assaulted her inside the moving vehicle over the next three hours. They are said to have clicked and recorded invasive and objectionable pictures of the actress. The Special Investigation Team had reported that Dileep was in possession of the explicit content.
Dileep is expected to resume work on his stalled film 'Kammara Sambhavam,' soon.